22 December 2016 through 6 January 2017

The following information summarizes what is new in the edX platform this week.

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Two columns have been added to the Student Profile Report that course teams generate on the Data Download page of the instructor dashboard. The “enrollment mode” column indicates the enrollment track that the learner is enrolled in, and the “verification status” column indicates whether learners who are enrolled in tracks that require ID verification have successfully provided ID verification. For more details about these columns, see Columns in the Student Profile Report. (TNL-6214)


  • On the Video Uploads page, error messaging and handling is improved for file upload errors. (TNL-5855, TNL-5957).
  • On the Certificates page in Studio (Settings > Certificates), the text in the sidebar has been corrected to indicate that course team members with either the Staff role or the Admin role can activate certificates. (DOC-3526)


  • On the Insights Enrollment Geography page, instances of “country” are updated to “country or region”.
  • In the Using edX Insights guide, instances of “student” are updated to “learner”.
  • Fixed an issue occurring in some Chrome browsers where the content on the Course Home page displayed as a single column.